Stud - I Saw The Future [kpu093]
Longtime Kikapu collaborator and friend Alexey Devyanin, otherwise known as Stud and one half of the well-known group Gultskra Artikler, has returned after a lengthy sojourn with an incredible new EP that is as far away from his previous releases as one could possibly imagine. I guess someone can only create pretty, organic IDM and electronics for so long before an artist has to break out of the mold with new tracks that are bristling with an intensity otherwise unparalleled. This concise seven-track EP is brazenly unapologetic in it's creation and construction from computer-generated sounds into a mish-mash of drill n' bass, IDM, and a sprinkling of hardcore. And what's most important is that this release is a hell of a lot of fun.